Cargo ship abandoned after Houthi strike on Feb. 18 sinks in Red Sea

The Rubymar cargo ship sinking off the coast of Yemen after being hit in a Houthi missile attack, February 27, 2024. (AFP)
The Rubymar cargo ship sinking off the coast of Yemen after being hit in a Houthi missile attack, February 27, 2024. (AFP)

The Cargo ship Rubymar, which was abandoned in the southern Red Sea after being targeted by Yemen’s Houthis on February 18, has sunk, a statement by the internationally recognized Yemeni government says.

The Iran-backed Houthis, who control much of war-torn Yemen, have been harassing the vital shipping lane since November in a campaign they say is in solidarity with Palestinians, during Israel’s war against Hamas in Gaza, sparked by the terror group’s devastating October 7 attack.

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